2nd Amendment Threats


Dangerous Bill: S.B. 87 Firearm Commitment Amendments https://le.utah.gov/~2020/bills/static/SB0087.html


We had 7 contested bill on the House Floor today, the most we have seen this session.


1. HB197S1 - Fishing and Hunting Restrictions for Nonpayment of Child Support

a. Not paying Child Support - May not be able to get hunting license, was going to affect $24M fiscal note, changed to be closer to $6M

2. HB243S1 - Warning Labels Amendments

a. Obscene Material must have warning on internet $2.5K fine per violation +Fees.

3. HB116S2 - Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBTQ+ Task Force

a. Create 16 person task force - $40K

4. HB213S1 - Consent Language Amendments

a. Consent language changed, consent to one act, is not consent to another

5. HB127 - Motorcycle Right-of-way Amendments

6. HB183S2 - Driver License Record Amendments

a. Ability to opt-out of database with DL/Need to control our personal info - Perry - This is not a problem, and has given cancer research, Lisonbee testimony that they will know how this helps Huntsman Cancer

7. HB292 - Internet Voting Study

a. $9K to study the possibility of internet voting


33 Police Dog teams visited the House floor in recognition of Hondo. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/02/14/fugitive-k-officer-killed/


New requested bill from Senator J Anderegg: Statewide Comprehensive Rail Plan

Quotes from Jefferson and Adams on the right to bear arms: - "What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."(the people)- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

- "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776

- Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

- "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature, they disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

- "The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

We heard 17 Bills in the House today

- 15 NEW numbered bills

- 11 NEW requested bills


Total Bill Count

- House 357

- Senate 154

- House Concurrent Resolutions (HCR) 19

- House Joint Resolution (HJR) 16

- House Resolutions (HR) 3

- Senate Concurrent Resolutions (SCR) 7

- Senate Joint Resolutions (SJR) 11

- Senate Resolutions (SR) 1



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